Paradox Media and Vau de Vire bring their annual celebration of Edward Gorey to Los Angeles. The Edwardian Ball will not be on Gorey's birthday this year. Instead, head out on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 to The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
Edwardian Ball founders Rosin Coven and co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring us their interpretation of Edward Gorey's "The Curious Sofa" story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography and narration.
Co-producer Justin Katz describes it as “the ultimate in pornographic joy, combining naughtiness to the limit of the imagination and laughter to the point of breathlessness." The Edwardian Ball is where literary fans are as welcome as Goth clubgoers and where the high-flying trapeze and steam-powered machines create the backdrop for elegantly dressed ballroom dancers waltzing their way from absinthe to the dance floor.
Step into a uniquely immersive world, where turn-of-the-century meets world-to-be in a fantastic blend of performance and audience, of sights, sounds, and magic. One can expect an irreverently elegant blend of theatre, circus, live music, DJs, ballroom dancing, parlour games, steam machinery, aerial performances, obscure props, period technology, games, fashion shows and a Vendor Bazaar & Piano Saloon. All in attendance are invited to return to a time of well-dressed gentility by creating characters and costumes for the occasion – instilling a madhouse slapdashery of costumery by nearly every single attendee.
The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles returns to Hollywood's beautiful Fonda Theatre for a night of music, dance, theatrics, circus arts, ballroom dancing, midway gaming, mischief, and, of course, the art and stories of Edward Gorey! This year's show will featue: a fashion show by Dark Garden Corsetry, DJs Delachaux, Shakti Bliss, The Klown, Malvoye The Mentalist, Shovelman, Speakeasy Syndicate, The John Bros. Piano Company, our Famous Portrait Booth,, Gorey-fied Fine Art and Installations, ballroom dancing, Absinthe Bar (and full bar!). Dinner menu available and of course… lots of parking!
Paradox Media is owned and operated by Justin Katz, has been producing an eclectic variety of art and music events in the San Francisco Bay Area. These have included festivals such as ArtCar Fest, How Berkeley Can You Be!?, Oakland World Music & Jazz Festival, ArtFest’s Spectra Ball, Mission Bazaar, and Burning Man’s annual SF Decompression; independent theater with Everyday Theatre’s “The Bright River” and nonprofit community events with Epic Arts. Paradox Media is the exclusive presenter of Rosin Coven, Founders of The Edwardian Ball in 1999. Katz is the bassist for Rosin Coven and a founding member of this unique ensemble.
Vau de Vire was founded in 1997 by husband and wife team Shannon and Mike Gaines, the San Francisco-based entertainment company Vau de Vire Society has been titillating crowds around the world with its unique brand of interactive and thematic art, dance and circus events. This avant-cabaret community consists of classically-trained dancers, some of the nation's most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, sideshow acts, fire-performers, thespians and beautiful circus freaks. The group has been cross-pollinating genres by collaborating with an eclectic variety of world-renowned musicians and DJs in their creation of original stage shows. Notable recent collaborators include Cirque du Soleil (Corteo), San Francisco Symphony, Bassnectar, The Dresden Dolls, Calvin Harris and The Madd Vibe Orchestra…with live support performances for James Brown, Primus, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Velvet Revolver, The Cure and many other highly respected international artists. In addition to producing The Edwardian Ball since 2005, Vau de Vire is most widely recognized for their numerous music and arts festival commissions, having curated live-music stages and multi-day variety entertainment amidst their custom built environments.
The Fonda Theatre is a historic 1920's venue originally built as Carter De Haven's Music Box and is formerly known as The Henry Fonda Theatre and The Music Box. One of Hollywood's first legitimate theatres, the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre experienced a variety of incarnations during the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's as part of an entertainment district of exceptional quality and diversity. The Fonda Theatre is an all ages venue.
What: The Edwardian Ball presents Edward Gorey's “The Curious Sofa”
When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 – Doors and Show at 8:00pm – All Ages Welcome
Where: The Fonda Theatre - 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-0808 or visit http://www.fondatheatre.com/.
GA Tickets: $45
Includes main floor and rooftop Carnival, limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
VIP Tickets: $75
Includes all GA access plus admission to seated balcony with cocktail service and prime view of stage.
VIP Private Booth: $380 for 4 people, $575 for 6 people on Balcony or Main Floor
Includes private booth with table service, great visibility of stage and dance floor. One ticket is good for entire booth - best seats in the house!